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Whole-food Nutrition Education is the Key to a Food as Medicine Career

A Bastyr University education helped one student bridge the gap between health care and culinary arts.

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April 9, 2020
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I would absolutely recommend Bastyr to anyone looking to gain science-based nutrition knowledge and is eager to share it with others. The curriculum was challenging and hard work, but I learned an incredible amount, met some amazing people, and had so much of fun while doing it. The professors are helpful and knowledgeable in every way.

My favorite part of the program were the hands-on cooking classes that take the classroom knowledge and bring it to life in the kitchen. Since graduating, I now work for Enclave, a restaurant specializing in food as medicine, bridging the gap between the health care and culinary arts.

At Enclave we conduct nutrition consultations, lab work, assessments, and actually deliver food prescriptions to clients. I have also expanded my website LowWasteWellness.com, conducted numerous cooking demonstrations, and presented research at a conference. The program at Bastyr gave me the knowledge, skills, and confidence to share nutrition knowledge with my local community and beyond.  

Isabella Passentino, MSNW, class of 2019

Owner, lowwastewellness.com

A graduate degree program in nutrition from Bastyr University prepares students to become leaders in whole-food education. Students gain a scientific foundation for understanding the vast world of nutrition. Bastyr nutrition degrees are framed on a wholefood philosophy and reflect a holistic understanding of mind, body, spirit and health.

Bastyr teaches students to draw connections between food and wellness in community, clinical and research applications in order to deliver nutrition education In-person or online.

At Bastyr University, students gain more than just knowledge. They develop tools for communicating complex information in simple ways that transform peoples' lives. Bastyr has been a leader in the natural health arts and sciences for more than 40 years, delivering an education that integrates health, science and nature. They create professionals who want to make the world healthier for all.

If you are interested in turning your calling into a career, don't delay! Start your journey at bastyr.edu. Scholarships available for applications and deposits received by May 1.

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